Center Grove league participating in Heads Up national program


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The Center Grove Bantam Football League is one of 30 pilot leagues in Indiana participating USA Football's Heads Up Football safety program. Submitted photo.


The Center Grove Bantam Football League is one of 30 pilot leagues in Indiana participating USA Football's Heads Up Football safety program. Submitted photo.


USA Football is giving young Center Grove area football players a literal heads up.

Dozens of youth coaches from the Center Grove Bantam Football League will take part in a season-long pilot program aimed at safety, especially the prevention and identification of head injuries.

Heads Up Football, a joint program of USA Football and the NFL, is a comprehensive approach to a better and safer game, encompassing USA Football’s accredited Level 1 Coach Certification Course, Heads Up Tackling techniques, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concussion recognition and response protocols, and instruction on proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting.

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